Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Feast Of Guardian Angels


Psalm 91:  'God sent his angels incharge of you to guard and guide you wherever you are...'

October 2nd , celebrated the feast of Guardian Angels. This day has a special appeal to the children .You can remind children about the angelic protector, to whom you can always confide especilally when there is any need. Pray to Guardian angel as often as possible especially when you get up ,out for the day. At bed time, we try to say with children the Guardian Angel prayer and bless them on their forehead, so that they know God has provided each one of them with their own guardian angels to protect them. Considering the existence of Angels in our daily lives and in the life of the church.CCC teaches their existence as the 'truth of Faith'. Item 328 says 'witness of scripture is as clear as unanimity of tradition'

Children read about the angels , instances where God sent angels in the New and Old Testament from the book 'The Angels, God's Messengers and Our Helpers'.

 Children said prayer to Guardian Angels and we had small statues of angels gifted to each of them on their birth, which we displayed in the altar. They all had their angels in their hands and said the Guardian Angel prayer. Following that, kidoos learnt Guardian Angel song fom mamatina  which was fun. Annu made some angel craft and she decorated it.

IDEAS borrowed from Shower of roses.
                                   Table Blessing for the Feast of the Guardian Angels

Reading: They come, God's messengers of love, they come from realms of peace above, from homes of never-fading light, from blessful mansions ever bright. Lord, to us the zeal of angels give, with love to serve you while we live; To us an angel-guard supply, when on the bed of death we lie. (Robert Campbell)

Responsory Verse: God gave his angels charge over us,

 to protect us in all our ways.

The Lord's Prayer

Blessing: Almighty God, our creator, we unite with the choir of angels to sing your praises daily. And today, we give you thanks for giving the angels to us, as messengers of your mysteries and as protectors of our bodies and souls. Grant us to share this meal in peace, joy, and thanksgiving, being always mindful of the unfailing protection of our guardian angels. We ask you this, through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
 A Mother's Prayer to the Guardian Angels of her children:

I humbly salute you, O you faithful, heavenly Friends of my children! I give you heartfelt thanks for all the love and goodness you show them. At some future day I shall, with thanks more worthy than I can now give, repay your care for them, and before the whole heavenly court acknowledge their indebtedness to your guidance and protection. Continue to watch over them. Provide for all their needs of body and soul. Pray, likewise, for me, for my husband, and my whole family, that we may all one day rejoice in your blessed company. Amen.

'O Guardian Angel preserve me from the misfortune of offending God'

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Manchester, United Kingdom
A catholic mum with four wonderful children and my wonderful husband. My interests includes my family, faith,home education.Would love to do n enjoy Craft and arts,baking, journaling and reading when I get time,celebrates liturgical feasts in the family, likes Charlotte Mason philosophy, passionate about nature study, Montessori fan.To keep innocence, I would like to keep Annu as the eldest, Munnu and Theresu. Likes to read on parenting, lousy housekeeper,would love to work for the kingdom of God.